Museo de Artes Decorativas
Museo de Artes Decorativas
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Discoverer
3 contributions
May 2022
Beautiful museum with amazing pieces as part of the collection from the Cuban countess [Revilla de Camargo], Maria Luisa Gomez Mena, who lived there and created a petit Versailles. We had a wonderful tour with Alejandro who was very knowledgeable on all the pieces. The countess collected valuable French pieces; one piece was a gorgeous filing cabinet called a secretary which allegedly belonged to Marie Antoinette acquired in one of her many auctions. The tour guide did make one mistake, noting that one of the lovely bronze pieces on the 1st floor goes thru a special process preventing it from turning green and does not turn green, calling it bronze cancer and used the Statue of Liberty as an example, but the Statue of Liberty is made of copper and has gone through a process of oxidation not bronze cancer. Cons: no A/C, fans or open windows throughout. The guide said the heat does not affect the artwork. Bathrooms are outside, path is not covered, in the backside so it's not good to go on a rainy day. Take toilet paper, soap and paper towel. Best to go in winter months.
Written 31 May 2022
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airbnbnomad
Canberra, Australia64 contributions
Nov 2021
I really enjoyed getting a tour of this building in November 2021. And I found the history of the site as the guide explained it very fascinating.

It's a beautiful building and the tour was fantastic. I'd definitely go again.
Written 18 May 2022
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Geminiusa
United States451 contributions
Oct 2019
It's hard to believe looking around your surroundings that this mansion is still standing, and has been turned into a museum.

If you are curious to see how life was like before 1959 this is the place to view it. I wish they had audio tours so that you could linger at your own pace, and get a detailed description of each room.

However, the next best thing is to see if you can book a guided tour.

Don't miss exploring this beautiful piece of history.
Written 14 November 2019
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
The secretaire that belonged to Marie Antoinette is a treat to treasure, so is the collection of Chinese screens on the ground floor. The main hall is a study in the Louis XV-styling replete with vases, porcelain and a rug that withstood time since 1722. No shortage of good paintings to ogle in passing. Its a swank palatial building with lovely gardens to wander through.
Written 15 May 2019
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Whikks
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Mar 2019 • Couples
This gorgeous grand house in Vedado, Havana is a must see. Take a guided tour if you can, our guide was excellent and gave us a wonderful lesson in Cuban history, the story of the property and its beautiful contents. Given their economic challenges this property has been really well maintained and presented. A lovely couple of hours
Written 23 April 2019
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Steve F
Boston, MA23 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
The museum is essentially the former house of a very wealthy family that fled Cuba in 1959. A tour gives you a sense of how the uber wealthy lived, and what happened when they fled. i would recommend asking for a guide. We were fortunate enough to get the museum director. He was great!
Written 19 November 2018
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Ana L
51 contributions
Mar 2018
The museum is not air conditioned and was a little warm when we went. You are escorted and only so many people are permitted to visit each room. The room furniture and art was varied from Oriental to Italian. Be sure to visit the grounds afterwards - it's a nice way to end the tour. It looks like some of the museum was being worked on when we visited - not sure what was going on as we didn't notice until we left.
Written 1 April 2018
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JWAinVAUSA
Richmond, VA61 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
If you want to see how really rich Cubans lived before the Revolution, visit this beautiful former home of the Countess de Revilla. It's amazing! It's full of the most gorgeous furniture, art and collections, including a room full of fans. This was before AC so of course, women would have a collection of fans! It cost 5 CUC to enter and you will be escorted room to room, but there is not an English Tour. Gardens were such an important part of entertaining before AC and one can only imagine the parties held here. There is even an outdoor dance floor. Maybe it will even help you understand why there was a Revolution.
Written 12 October 2017
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Sam w
85 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
We visited the National Museum of Decorative Arts in Buenos Aires. It is located only a block and a half from MALBA. This museum is actually a former living space for a very wealthy family. There were two floors. Entrance fee is minimal. You can freely wonder all of the living spaces of the family. We spent a delightful 90 minutes doing so and very much enjoyed the artwork, statues and other artifacts. Every room has an English translation.
Written 6 September 2017
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Cameron C
Diani Beach, Kenya11 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
Nice little daytime activity, especially if you are staying in Vedado. Good for the price, but you NEED TO KNOW SPANISH since the guides do not speak English.
Written 15 June 2017
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